I was reading a book the other day it talked about Socialnomics. Interesting term isnt it. I didnt finish reading the book yet but whatever i read actually engrossed me and made my thinking caps on. While readin this book i went back in time, where i was kid in a school. And this reminded me of how my day used to be. Each day i used to reach school by 09:00 and leave by 03:30 . And i had so many friends to interact and we used interact in person day in day out. And that was our social media. And this iam talking around 1994 when we were not even exposed to internet . Talking about facebook and linked in would even sound stupid at that time. But who knew that there would be a time when we would have millions of users networking on socially on web.
This book said a very interesting line. It said if facebook would have been a country it would be the third largest country in the world after China and India. So can you imagine how many people are currently active and networking on it. Socialnomics is nothing but a socio economic shift in the paradigm of people , process and business. Its all about social media how it is driving our lives and the way we do our business.
Social media is everywhere these days. Because of our hectic lifestyles where we are not able to see a friend in person we have something called as facebook . Professional networking linked in. If you are a writer then you have a writers community on web. Wanna get married go to a matrimony website. Its a information superhighway. But with great power comes great responsibiltiy . Unfortunately with this power in our hands some of us have forgotten our responsibilities and thats where we loose the control . And debates like these whether we should limit social media or not begin. It is always that a choice we make which leads to the results. Many of the cyber cirmes have happened via networking websites. Some are very brutal .
It is very important for us to realize that we have a power in our hands. We need to use the good sides of it to benefit the mankind , country , citizesn , economy . Just because we have some bad things happening because of social media doesnt mean that we should limit it completely. If we do that we are going to hit the billion dollar economy. If you want these crimes to reduce make the laws stricter. You cannot talk about reducing the crimes where limiting the social media. Even if you do that the crimes would still continue to happen. Its the stricter laws that make the difference and reduce the crime. There is not point in hitting the billion dollar economy by limiting the social media.
Social media is not restricted to facebook but it goes all the way to ad media to anyother thing you can think off. Let me ask this question to you. While you are watching a movie on star movies and suddenly we have a commercial break . How many of you actually see these commercials ? I will tell you . None of you would sincerly watch it unless its written on top of your screens that ” Back in 2 mins ” and the clock is ticking. So that is why we have social media on web where we have advertisements. Today you see an advertisement from e bay and you find the offer great . what you do ? Pull out your laptop and just open the website and order . This wouldnt happen if you are watching a commercial between movies.
Today we have upcoming or rather already existing concepts like Social banking where there are firms thinking of implementing social banking . If you put limitations on social media how are these ideas going to born. Innovation will die. And this way you are actually killing jobs and birth to a great idea. We have blogs on internet , which gives birth to great writers. Who are not only able to express themselves but share the knowledge they have . Where would this all go if you limit he social media.
So think about it .. Lets not limit the social media and hit ourselves. Rather be aware make our choices right and believe in progress.